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Safe Fracking is a Fairy Tale
City Hall (Culver City)
With the Global Frackdown! on this international day of action to ban fracking, join activists and organizations all over Los Angeles and Culver City for a rally and educational event to dispel the fairy tale myth: there is no safe fracking.

Rashid Johnson: Coup d’etat
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by artist Rashid Johnson. The works in Coup d’etat continue Johnson’s exploration of  socio-political concepts by examining the power-related neuroses inherent in established regimes. On view through November 10, 2012.

Christian Marclay: The Clock
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, September 22 – 12pm Sunday, September 23
LACMA presents another twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock, a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed. This event is free.

Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City II, LACMA’s Choice
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, September 22 – 12pm Sunday, September 23
Presented in conjunction with LACMA’s 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay’s film The Clock, ForYourArt will host a simultaneous 24-hour reception at their 6020 Wilshire Blvd. activity space. This event will offer an edible exhibition of L.A.’s signature donuts as chosen by LACMA staff. View the complete donut schedule here. Join ForYourArt for a discussion about the film between Andrew Berardini and Ed Schad on Saturday, September 22 at 5pm and for “A Round Table on L.A.’s Rising Scene” with Krista Simmons, Waylynn Lucas, Janeen Gudelj, and Joshua Lurie on Sunday, September 23 at 10:30am.

Art Rental & Sales Gallery Fall Exhibition Opening Night Reception
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening night reception for LACMA’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery’s fall exhibition with works by Ching Ching ChengTaryn Möller Nicoll, and featuring a Special Projects exhibition by artist Marina Pinsky. This Special Projects exhibition showcases Pinsky’s photographs of various points on the LACMA campus, particularly details of the buildings and interiors, as well as reflections and shadows of the artworks in the galleries. The resulting images were printed, folded, and re-photographed. The event is free and open to the public.

Fits and Starts
Agency (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Ursula Brookbank, Tricia Lawless Murray Elizabeth Leister, and Cindy Rehm. Fits and Starts features drawings, photographs and videos that explore the concept of physicality. On view through October 6, 2012.

Megan Whitmarsh: Here Comes Purple
New Image Art Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Megan Whitmarsh. Here Comes Purple features sculpture, wall pieces, and large-scale fabric collage incorporating re-fabricated cultural and personal ephemera. On view through October 20, 2012.

Zio Ziegler: Lost Illusions
Project Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of works by San Francisco-based artist Zio Ziegler. The murals and paintings in Lost Illusions are inspired by classical philosophy, literature, art, nature, and the human experience. RSVP for the event at RSVP at

Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists
Regen Projects (Hollywood)
Opening reception for the inaugural exhibition at Regen Projects’ new location at 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard. The reopening commences with a group show featuring works by Regen Projects gallery artists. On view through October 27, 2012.

Kevin Bleyer and Me the People
Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills)
Presented by PEN Center USA, this event features a reading and book signing by Emmy Award-winning author Kevin Bleyer. Bleyer, known for his work on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, will read selections from his latest book Me the People. Tickets are $20 and available online.

L.A. Dance Project
Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center (Downtown)
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center presents a new project by film and stage choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Based on a collaboration with Millepied, composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius, design house Rodarte, and visual artist-in-residence  Christopher Wool, L.A. Dance Project features the world premier performance of Millepied’s new dance program. Tickets start at $28 and are available online.  

Cirrus Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of lithographs and monoprints by artist Dennis Hollingsworth. Monads features works by Hollingsworth’s most recent series The Dog and explores the concepts of the uncertainty of figure and ground. On view through December 10, 2012.

PMCA 10th Birthday Party
Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (Pasadena)
The Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its tenth anniversary with a day-long event featuring arts workshops for all ages, live performances by groups including El Haru Kuroi and We Break Cameras, a complimentary beer garden, food trucks, refreshments and a birthday cake. Admission to the Museum is free during the event. Guests can also tour PMCA’s current exhibition, Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey and Layer: A Loose Horizon.

The Subterraneans and XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art
Torrance Art Museum (Torrance)
Opening reception for two shows. The Subterraneans features works by the artists who run and operate 25 galleries including Actual Size, Favorite Goods, JB Jurve, and Slanguage. XYZ is a group show featuring works by artists including Linda Besemer, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Krysten Cunningham, Hadley Holliday, and Emily Joyce.

Juan Capistran
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Juan Capistran. This show includes a series of pigment prints. On view through November 3, 2012.


Art Platform – Los Angeles
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
September 27-30, 2012 | 11am-6pm
The second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Platform – Los Angeles, features works from over 70 national and international galleries. Programming for this three day event includes panel discussions, docent-led tours, various VIP events, and more. Tickets for Art Platform – Los Angeles are $20-$45 and available online.

The Clock (screening), Christian Marclay, 2010, single-channel video, digital. Photo courtesy of Guest of a Guest.